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FOREST HEALTH UPDATES  2013
by Rebecca Lidster -
MNR Forest Health Tech.     click here
HALDIMAND FOREST HEALTH
UPDATE - fall 2013
GYPSY MOTH report click here
Asian Longhorned
Beetle
setting Pine Cone Beetle traps
at the WPSO
GYPSY MOTH

GYPSY MOTHS ON SINGLE TREES IN YARDS ~
Forest Health Specialists, have been fielding calls on this issue -
“I’ve received a lot of phone calls from landowners wondering what to do about Gypsy
Moth on single trees in yards. I’ve discovered that “Tanglefoot” products are geared
toward dealing with Gypsy Moth on yard trees and I’ve been passing this information
on to these landowners.” Most GARDEN CENTRES will have these products. For more
information contact Haldimand Conservation Services.


Adam Biddle
Forest Health Specialist
Norfolk County - Community Services Department
95 Culver Street
Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V5
Phone: 519-426-5999 Ext. 2224    Fax: 519-426-0059
adam.biddle@norfolkcounty.ca


If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact Haldimand County Forest
Conservation Services at our Forest Health Hotline 519-426-5999 extension 2607.
EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB)
                                                  
                                         
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Background:
The emerald ash borer was first discovered in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan in 2002. It is believed that it was
introduced to North America from eastern Asia in wood packing material in the early 1990s, but went undetected until its
population built up to damaging levels.
Since then, additional infestations have been detected and regulatory measures for EAB have been put in place in Ontario in the
city of Toronto, the municipality of Chatham-Kent as well as Essex, Elgin, Lambton, Middlesex and Norfolk counties. These
measures prohibit the movement of ash tree materials and firewood of any species from these areas without prior permission
from the CFIA. The aim is to control the movement of potentially infested materials in order to slow the spread of EAB to new
areas. Those who move regulated materials from regulated areas and quarantine zones without the permission of the CFIA could
face fines and/or prosecution.
The emerald ash borer has also more recently been confirmed in Ontario in the municipality of Bluewater and in Pickering,
Sault Ste. Marie, Vaughan, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and in the Montérégie Region of Quebec.
Some of these
populations were well established when detected and infestation may have occurred before regulatory programs were in place
for this pest. Regulatory measures in these areas are taken based on information obtained through ongoing survey work.
For information about the beetle, go to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website at www.inspection.gc.ca under "forestry"
or call the CFIA toll-free at 866-463-6017.

EAB only infests and kills ash trees. Click here for an ash tree I.D. fact sheet.
check back often for the latest on FOREST HEALTH news & FOREST HEALTH alerts
Forest Health Updates
EAB UNIVERSITY
In 2010 the EAB 'U' offered a series of FREE WEBINARS sponsored by the Northeastern Area, and Purdue, Ohio State and
Michigan State Universities
that discuss this invasive insect and its destructive history in detail. It also has all the up to date
info on EAB and links to Ontario info as well.  
Visit the EAB University web site now - click here

Webinars that can be viewed online:
Introduction to EAB ;  EAB 101: The History of EAB and Basic Information; Pesticides and Biocontrol to Manage EAB ;  EAB
Research Updates (Parts 1 and 2): The Latest Information From Researchers;Utilization of Ash in the Wake of EAB ;
Management of Woodlots to Prepare For EAB ; Regulatory Issues About EAB ; Helping Communities Prepare for and Live With
EAB ; What Happens After Ash Is Gone? Planning Diversity ; 2010 EAB Awareness Week : Ways to Get The Word Out   
All Webinars are available On Demand - click here
Landowner’s Guide: When Invasive
Species Threaten Your Wood
click here for fact sheet
Landowner’s Guide for Woodlots
Threatened by Emerald Ash Borer
click here for fact sheet
Forest Health Management  - Insects
and Diseases and, Invasive Species -
 
MNR web page     click here
CFIA has expanded the quarantined zones
for EAB to include
all of southern Ontario,
allowing the movement of all Ash materials
to pass freely between all the listed areas.
for details see below
New Dec. 2013 EAB news release
March 25th 2011 EAB Background - click here
MAP of new regulated areas - all of Southern
Ontario - that includes Haldimand County!
Species At Risk in Ontario
click here
Species At Risk in Haldimand Norfolk
click here